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Geeky Guy Comics Reviews: The Uncanny X-Men #311

Feb 27, 2019

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Comic Name: The Uncanny X-Men #311

Release Date: 10/04/94

For a change I decided to go “old school” and give a review on one of my favourite back issues, The Uncanny X-Men #311 and I was blown away. Seriously it’s amazing!!!  

This issues starts with Bishop sitting outside the mansion in a snowstorm using the falling flakes to gather energy, something he learned in the future, thanks to his sister, Shard (first appearance - Uncanny X-Men #314) Inside, having finally been caught, Sabretooth has now been on lock down in the X-Mansion for a few weeks because Professor X want's him to stop all his killing....it's never going to happen is it let’s be honest. When all the power goes off (picture the scene in Jurassic Park, except Sabretooth is your T-Rex!) thanks to the core failsafe being misaligned after Magneto’s last attack, The Beast rushes to prevent a core meltdown. As this is happening Jubilee finds herself attacked by Sabretooth, who is free with the security system down. Bishop arrives and saves Jubilee, but she is terrified over being alone now after Wolverine left the team. 

GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:

I absolutely loved this comic and if you manage to get your hands on a copy it’s definitely worth it. I'm going to point out that the writer captures the relationship with Wolverine and Jubilee so well. Instead of Bishop saving her I wanted so bad for Wolverine to show up and kick ass but that wasn’t going to happen (Wolverine had left the X-Men because of Magneto removing all the adamantium from his body). The “side stories” within this comic are pretty cool, especially showing the effects of what happened in the Mansion are catastrophic for some of the X-Men. Overall this is an exciting read, full of great artwork and dialogue, leaving me having to find #312 to find out more.

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Geeky Guy Comics Reviews: Captain Marvel #2

Feb 25, 2019

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Comic Name: Captain Marvel #2

Release Date: 13/02/19

So as the movie release draws ever closer (seriously can’t contain my excitement) this issue continues directly where #1 ended. Its starts with a BANG as we see Carol saved by Spider-Woman and her resistance fighters. After trading super-punches with Mahkizmo and teaming up with the Rebellion of Roosevelt Island, this issue comes together just in time to see him off. When Carol is then taken to the secret base of the resistance, she quickly gets to work trying to help the women in hiding as well as shore up the defenses of the base before an upcoming attack.

While all of this is happening, the Avengers can’t seem to breach the barrier keeping them apart from Carol. When other urgent matters arise, Rhodey continues to have faith that Carol will find a way to escape, fingers crossed!!! With everyone else gone and no other choice, She-Hulk takes it upon herself to enter the barrier but her emergence on the other side doesn’t exactly end the way she expected.

GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:

This issue is long on action and it looks outstanding. I lOVED IT!!! This is seriously such an entertaining follow up to the first issue. Carol is dealing with a lot and the issues affecting Roosevelt Island and the resistance to Nuclear Man are interesting and quite gripping. Everything in the issue that involves the resistance and the members of it is great. Unfortunately, Nuclear Man is too one dimensional as the main villain to present much of an ongoing conflict. Other than the thrill of knocking him around for a few issues I can’t she him being around for much longer. I have pro say that this issue looks great and the characters look AMAZING (Spider-Woman's spider-warpaint is terrific, and Hazmat's “out-of-this-world” protective gear is one of the best looks I’ve ever seen for the character. If future issues hold up to this level of quality, this whole series is headed into must-read territory and definitely one for your collection!!!

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Geeky Guy Comics Reviews: The Batman Who Laughs #3

Feb 22, 2019

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Comic Name: The Batman Who Laughs #3

Release Date: 13/02/19

I don’t know how I was able to contain my excitement for this issue after how the last one ended with that massive bombshell. If you haven’t caught up with The Batman Who Laughs series yet...WHY THE HELL NOT!!! Seriously, it’s incredible.

In this issues The Batman Who Laughs’ plans come into fully swing as he sets out to poison Gotham’s water supply, while Batman continues to struggle with the Joker Toxin flowing through his veins. As he slowly starts to go mad, he begrudgingly turns to Commissioner Gordon’s serial killer son James Jr, (last seen in the Black Mirror storyline) to help him in understanding the mentality of a murderer. As the window of opportunity starts to close for Bruce and the GCPD while on the tail of the Batman Who Laughs and Grim Knight, he realises he must find a way to get Gotham back by any means necessary, even if it means embracing his inner demons...

GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:

This issue delved much deeper into the darkness of the BMWL and also the back story of Bruce Wayne. At the beginning of the comic we see Thomas Wayne telling a young Bruce in a hole how to raise himself out of the darkness and back into the light, it’s a total contrast to the end of this issue as on the final page, There is no more light at all!

Though Batman hasn’t completely transformed into another BMWL yet, this certainly marks the beginning of the end for the caped crusader. It’s a strong ending and I’m anxious to see what happens next!

 

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Geeky Guy Comic Reviews: Captain Marvel #1

Feb 16, 2019

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Comic Name: Captain Marvel #1

Release Date: 9/1/19

 

THE WAIT IS OVER, ITS FINALLY HERE!!! 

 

Was this planned or what , talk about perfect timing. With the long awaited upcoming film soon to be released it’s fitting that Marvel Comics relaunch Captain Marvel and what a comic it is BOOM.

 

There are many out there who may not be familiar with the character but this doesn’t matter at all. Usually with when a comic relaunches like this, they tend to not be as strong as they should be. Thankfully this Captain Marvel relaunch is AMAZINGLY good, in fact it’s GREAT!!!

 

Carol Danvers’ history is clearly and very well interwoven into the intense action sequences, with each page having you grinning from ear to ear. The moment between Carol and Tony Stark is one of my favourites along with Carol fighting a giant monster with her best friend, Jessica Drew (aka Spider-Woman). I hope that the momentum continues as this issue provided some great storytelling and artwork.

 

GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:

I can’t think of a single negative thing about this comic apart from our having to wait another month for Issue #2. Those who do not know Carol’s character will get a crash course on why she is one of the most powerful and respected super heroes in the Marvel Universe.

Make this issue part of your collection this while you can as it’s going to fly off the shelves as fast as Captain Marvel herself.

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Geeky Guy Comic Reviews: Harley Quinn #58

Feb 16, 2019

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Comic Name: Harley Quinn #58

Release Date: 16/2/19

 

First things first let’s say thanks to @dcwj for this an amazing cover . Well done sir!!!

 

The Clown Princess of Crime, Miss Harleen Quinzel...sure she’s a villain but honestly what’s not to love about her?? She wants to leave the life of crime behind, but that becomes a tad tricky...especially when she’s been framed for a murder she didn’t commit...for once! 

 

It’s been coming for a while but finally she teams-up with Batman in attempt to clear her name of a crime she claims she did not do. Batman is clever enough to know that Harley wants to be a better person in spite of how she might unwittingly present herself, but he needs to find conclusive evidence of her innocence in this engrossing issue following on from #57.

 

GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:

I’ve loved reading the DC Rebirth of Harley Quinn, they’re whitty, full of humour, an enjoyable read and the artwork is always on point. Harley has a lot of fun working with Batman in this issue and clearly want to join-up with him. By contrast Batman is stony serious and quick to get quite angry. It’s a really cool pairing that would work well as an extended series. Overall it’s a fun and exciting read but unlike the rest of the story the ending seemed slightly rushed.

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